Visit Kaghan Valley With KP Tourism Corporation

Tourism Corporation Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has planned exciting trip to Kaghan Valley for families. Kaghan Valley is also known as the jewel among the Hazara District valleys. It is about 160 kilometers in length and very popular for Summer Holidays. These holidays will be an unforgettable experience as you will visit and see such places like Naran, Saiful Maluk, Lalazar,Shogran, Siri Paye, and a host of glittering, shining, gorgeous Lakes. In high summer, you may even cross over the Babusar Pass into Gilgit. Even in summer, you will see Glaciers and Snow clad peaks.


Venue of the Festival:      Naran

Dates of the festival:       24th to 26th June 2011

Major Attractions

  • Trout fishing competition
  • White water rafting
  • Mountain bike race
  • Rock climbing
  • Paragliding
  • Stalls for Handicrafts as well as Artisans
  • Stall for Traditional Food and other snacks, cold drinks, tea and coffee.
  • Play land to entertain children
  • Dances of the Hazara Valley
  • Live Music Concert with bonfire


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Cell Phones Can Cause Cancer

Cell phone use has risen hugely since they were introduced in the early 1980s, with 5 billion in use today. The experts from World Health Organization (WHO) told that the excessive usage of cell phones can cause cancer or certain types of brain tumors.

A working group of 31 scientists from 14 countries meeting at the WHO’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) said a review of all the available scientific evidence suggested cell phone use should be classified as “possibly carcinogenic.”

Jonathan Samet, chair of the IARC group, said that some evidence suggested a link between an increased risk for glioma, a type of brain cancer, and mobile phone use.

The WHO’s position has been keenly awaited by mobile phone companies and by campaign groups who have raised concerns about whether cell phones might be harmful to health.


PTA and Religious Ministry Questioned over Issue of Blocking Websites Containing Explicit Content

Lahore High Court has issued a notice to Pakistan Telecommunication Authority and Ministry of Religious Affairs to submit their viewpoint over the control of circulation of explicit content on the internet.

Recently a petition was filed in the court to take necessary measures for the rapid spread of illegal content in the society, specifically obscene one.  Petitioner, Sohaib Ahmed, went off the view that concerned authorities should take some action to prevent the increasing penetration of this evil in our society. Therefore he asked court to direct Ministry of Telecommunication to block these websites.

Pleader, Advocate Fahad Ahmad Siddiqi, said that necessary steps are required for the eradication of obscene content. He said that children are very much vulnerable to this content and may slip any time, even unintentionally.

Yesterday Justice Malik Shehzad Ahmed Khan of Lahore Highcourt, asked the correspondents to give their comments on the prevailing issue within the period of four weeks.


Chief Selector Mohsin Khan wants specialized team for T-20

Mohsin said he is looking at the performance of players in the domestic tournaments as well as the county circuit and he is working to form a separate specialised team’ for the Twenty-20 cricket.

Mohsin told that players are playing in a very competitive league and the selectors have a very close watch on their performances. Mohsin also said that he is emphasizing on the fielding standards as a major criteria in selection of squads for the 20 over format.

“The emphasis on fielding has never been greater. The players know importance of fielding standards and fitness levels. The boys who are good at fielding carry an advantage when it comes to selection,” he added.


Kareena and Saif Splitting Up!

Rumors about these two bollywood actors have been spread everywhere. Busy in their schedules they both got fed up of each other.

Differences between Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor are increasing and according to latest reports the two cannot devote much time to each other due to shooting schedules and have started fighting. Reports also indicate that Saif Ali Khan is fed up with Kareena Kapoors shopping sprees.

Kaeerna is also distressed over reports that Saif Ali Khan is getting close to Deepika Padikone who is starring in upcoming films with him.


Celebrations of Father’s Day

People around the world celebrated the day on Saturday. Father’s Day is marked on the third Sunday of the month of June every year in various countries, including Pakistan. The day is celebrated on different dates worldwide and typically involves giving gifts, special dinners for fathers, and family-oriented activities.

The first observance of the Father’s Day actually took place in Fairmont, West Virginia, on July 5, 1908. It was organised by a lady who wanted to celebrate the lives of the 210 fathers who had been lost in the Monongah Mining disaster, in Monongah, West Virginia, on December 6, 1907.

Various TV channels and radio stations held special programmes in connection with the Father’s Day with active participation of children from across the country. Besides these programmes, some TV channels also asked the youngsters to send text messages to their fathers, which were displayed on those channels.

First Laser Machine in Pakistan for Prostate Gland Surgery

First prostate gland surgery equipment has become functional at the urology department of the Lahore General Hospital (LGH). The machine purchased at a cost of approximately Rs12 million and it is the first laser machine of its kind installed in Pakistan.

Prof Dr. Ahmed Salman Waris and his team including Dr. Khizer Hayat, Dr. Khalid Hussain and Dr. Fawad Nasrullah successfully conducted the first surgery with this machine on Saturday.

LGH Principal Prof Dr. Tariq Salah-ud-Din says that patients suffering from kidney and bladder diseases now need not to go abroad for treatment as this facility has been provided at LGH free. He says the up-gradation of LGH departments is in progress and best use of funds will be made to enhance facilities at the leading healthcare institution.

Kalma Chowk Flyover, Unrealistic Deadline Affecting Quality

Deadline to finish Kalma chowk project is nearer and nearer and this unrealistic time limit pressurizing the workers and engineers. If this project would complete under stress then it would affect the quality.

Communication and Works Department’s Joint Action Committee chairman Engineer Safdar Raza told that Mughalpura overhead bridge was completed well in time under pressure from the chief minister but it contained many faults.

He said that Kalma Chowk was under immense pressure to meet the deadline of Aug 14 which was “technically and humanly not possible”. They were doing everything to meet the target under pressure from the government knowing  well that the time naturally required for ably constructing anything should not be compromised.


Veena Malik to start her debut film in Bollywood

Finally she got fruit of her efforts. From gaining success from a reality show “Big Boss” Veena Malik started dreaming about working in bollywood and atlast her dream comes true. She is going to make her first debut in bollywood.

The official announcement was made at an event in Versova, Mumbai. Her debut movie has been titled Daal Mein Kuch Kaala Hai. Veena will be playing a double role in the movie. Daal Mein Kuch Kaala Hai will be directed by Aanand Balraj, the younger brother of Deepak Balraj. Deepak has directed the movie Hafta Bandh.

Like Veena Malik, Aanand Balraj is also making his directorial debut. Aanand was previously an actor and was seen in various short roles in the Subhash Ghai films like Ram Lakhan, Khalnaayak, Saudgar and Pardes.


Nokia Launched Dual SIM Mobiles in Pakistan

Nokia launched the first two of its Dual SIM phones – Nokia X1-01 and Nokia C2-00 in Pakistan. The dual SIM range from Nokia offers a variety of high-demand features at reasonable prices.

Nokia hopes that its Dual SIM range with competitive features would help the company maintain its leadership position in emerging markets like Pakistan. Nokia would also like to enable internet on its low-cost mobile phones such as these to help more people enjoy their first-internet experience on their mobile phone.

The Nokia X1-01 and Nokia C2-00 are high-quality budget phones that come with more memory, better battery life and streamlined SIM change option coupled with more entertainment features. The Nokia X1-01and Nokia C2-00 is now available in Pakistan in the approximate price range of Rs3100, Rs3400 and Rs5200, Rs5500, respectively.